Friday, 19 July 2019

Butterfly wishes one card two ways.

Versatility is essential before I will purchase anything .. how many ways can I use an item I think to myself and if I can think of at least six I buy it. Butterfly wishes is one set I could make HUNDREDS of projects with no trouble at all. Today I am sharing how even just one idea can be repeated but stepped up ..made a tad more fancy.
 As you can see I began with a simple black and white design. Then to 'step it up' I added colour and Noble peacock speciality foiled paper. A subtle change but it just packs a punch. Adding an extra butterfly which has been punched out with the Butterfly Duo punch and layering over one stamped image adds dimension and interest. Sometimes small tweaks can improve a design and really make it pop.
I do have a fun step by step tutorial for you to follow on my YouTube so why not give this card a try.. who doesn't like butterflies ? 

You will find links to all the products I used below for your convenience simply click the photos to visit my online shop.

Happy stamping xxx Amanda


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Wednesday, 17 July 2019

Above the clouds uplifting card.

Still very much in holiday mode this week I can't seem to get into the crafty groove. I did however, take out my Above the clouds stamp and punch bundle from Stampin' Up! yesterday to create this simple yet pretty card.

I often say cards can be sent for many reasons not merely your typical celebrations. I created this one to send to one of my team who is doing just amazing in her team building. I love the sentiment here 'We rise by lifting others' ..just perfect.

I do have a fast and fun YouTube video to share how I created this pretty card with you so why not come craft along with me.

Happy stamping xxx Amanda

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Monday, 8 July 2019

My Stampin' Up! Greek Incentive trip swap card.

Today I am sharing the pretty card I created as my Incentive trip swap for the 2019 Stampin' Up! incentive trip.

I needed a simple design as I had quite a number to make, yet I wanted to show some technique and a tiny bit of crafty skill. I am not the worlds most elaborate card maker but I had fun creating this one.

I used the pretty country florals embossing folder which cant fil to give you a great start to any card. Then we have a stamped and coloured image from the superb Bloom and grow stamp set coloured minimally with Stampin Blends. A tiny accent of lace to the bottom gives a pretty soft look and adds texture to the card. And we had to add a touch of elegance with a single small pearl to the top right.

I have a fun and quick video tutorial for you to follow along with over on my YouTube, I will leave the link below. You will also find clickable photographic links to the products I used.

Happy stamping xxx Amanda

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Saturday, 6 July 2019

Stampin for all colour challenge.

A bright and funky colour challenge this week for the members of Stampin' For all. I can fall into a trap of selecting muted colours so sometimes I try to really step outside my comfort zone. These colours are found in the NEW Perennial Essence DSP ( papers) .

I hope you will try our colour challenge for your self and why not come on over and join our group...it is just about sharing and inspiring whatever v=crafts or products you love to use.

To join our group follow this link >> https://www.facebook.com/groups/Stampinforall/

Happy stamping xxx Amanda